Complete Withdrawal Policy
The Complete Withdrawal policy is new. We knew
the University was missing a clear process for complete withdrawals, and this
need was amplified after implementing the Limitation on Course Withdrawals
policy. We frequently encounter students who want to leave UNF and cannot
easily process over three withdrawals. The Registrar Office wants to
track students who wish to leave UNF and intervene if possible.
Additionally, we need to monitor withdrawal activity to be sure students are
accurately portraying their intent to leave and not circumventing the
Subject: Complete withdrawal from the University
Major Revision of
Revision of Existing Policy
Academic Affairs / Enrollment Services
I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE
To establish a university policy for complete withdrawal from the University of North Florida.
II. STATEMENT OF POLICY
Complete Withdrawal is the formal process of leaving the University. Dropping all classes or withdrawing from all classes in a term is not the same as a Complete Withdrawal from the University. It is the student’s responsibility to completely withdraw from or drop any courses for which the student does not wish to be enrolled by the date published in the Academic Calendar. Students must not assume that their classes will be canceled if they do not pay for the courses or do not attend class meetings. Once the Complete Withdrawal process has been completed, the student’s academic responsibility with the University will be discontinued. A Complete Withdrawal does not excuse the student from any financial responsibilities the student may have incurred with the University. A Complete Withdrawal must be initiated by a student’s academic advisor, and a student wishing to completely withdraw must meet with an academic advisor in person or through a mutually agreed upon meeting format.
Students who completely withdraw from the University, will receive a grade of CW (Complete Withdrawal) in each course. The assigned ‘CW’ grades will count towards the total withdrawals allowed and will remain on the academic transcript. A student who completely withdraws from the University may not continue to attend class.
Complete Withdrawal from all courses will prevent registration for future terms and the student will become inactive. Inactive students who want to enroll in a future term must reapply to the University and be admitted. Complete withdrawal from all courses will result
in a registration hold being placed on the student for future terms. Students
who want to enroll in a future term must meet with their advisor, and the
advisor must remove the registration hold.
Students must consult with their academic advisors to initiate a Complete Withdrawal and must contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life, and Dining Services Meal Plan for questions regarding fee liability. Students receiving financial aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid via One Stop Student Services for questions regarding financial aid awards. One Stop Student Services will advise students if Exit Counseling is required. Students who completely withdraw from the University will be considered a “non-enrolled student” as of the date the Complete Withdrawal is processed. The student’s enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal.
The University of North Florida defines
being enrolled in classes at UNF without a break of three or more consecutive
semesters. Students who break continuous enrollment are subject to the program requirements
published in the catalog for the academic year in which they re-initiate continuous enrollment at UNF. Additionally, a student who for each
of three consecutive semesters either does not enroll or withdraws from all
courses will be required by his or her academic department to convert to
current program requirements. A student who breaks continuous enrollment must
re-apply for admission and is subject to all admission requirements and
criteria at the time of re-application.
***Please note that a Complete Withdrawal DOES NOT relieve the student of financial responsibility. ***
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